Recently, words circulating around "Superman: The Man of Steel" suggested that the American favorite superhero may perhaps get over his lover Lois Lane and find a new love interest. The rumor is sparked after Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is said to be offered the role in the latest installment of the superhero film.
According to Zee News, trusted sources claimed that the 25-year-old beauty has caught the attention of the movie's filmmakers since they are looking for an Indian face to play a scientist. "The filmmakers had been looking for an Indian face for quite long as the role is of an Indian scientist. When they came to know of Priyanka shooting in the US for Dostana, the director of Superman went to the shoot to judge her work," quoted the publication from one of their source.
Allegedly, the Bollywood actress is almost certain in landing the part. If she indeed nails the role, she will be sharing screen with the man of steel's second time depicter Brandon Routh and possibly with Kevin Spacey, who has expressed interest in returning as Lex Luthor. Up to this point, official statement from the Miss World 2000's camp and from the studio about Chopra's possible casting have yet to be released.
"Man of Steel" is a sequel to "Superman Returns" which is expected to be released sometime in 2009. Much of the details about this flick have still been kept under tight wraps, but there is a say that the new movie will portray the superhero as "an angry God". Reportedly, the action film will start production in early 2009.